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Meet the animals as Disability Fun Day returns to Tilgate Nature Centre in Crawley

The Disability Fun Day returns to Tilgate Nature Centre on Sunday 1 September!



For the second consecutive year, Crawley Borough Council’s Wellbeing Team is hosting a fun day for local children, young people and families.

From 10.30am-3pm, you’ll be able to:

  • Meet and take pictures with the animals
  • Watch feeding time with Alf the Tapir, meerkats and reindeer
  • Listen to animal talks
  • Join in arts and crafts activities
  • Get your face painted.

The Adventure Zone will also be putting on a special closed session from 9.30-11am.

Tickets for the event are £13 per family (includes up to two adults, three children and one carer – £11 with a Compass Card), £6 per adult and £4 for children under 18 (£3 with a Compass Card).

The council’s Community Development Team, Autism Support Crawley and the Tilgate Nature Centre Team are collaborating with Crawley Wellbeing to deliver the event.

Councillor Chris Mullins, Cabinet member for Wellbeing, said:

“I’m proud that we’re able to offer people of all ages and abilities the chance to come and enjoy the animals with their friends and families.

“At the council, inclusivity is very important to us; no one should lose out because they have different needs and abilities. So if you’re free on Sunday 1 September, bring all the family down to Tilgate Nature Centre!”

You can book in advance or turn up on the day. If you register online the programme will be emailed to you before the event. To register your place, visit


‘End the Rail Rip-Off’ says Crawley Council Leader

The call comes just as prices have been announced to increase for another year.



Cllr Peter Lamb who is also the Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Crawley has called for an end to the ‘Rail Rip-Off’ after it was announced that rail fares are to increase for another year.

Cllr Lamb says that the price of a season ticket between Three Bridges and central London has risen by over £1,100 since the Conservatives returned to Government while at the same time average real wages have fallen.

His call comes as more commuters question the quality of the services they are enduring with more and more taking to social media to complain of the lack of facilities and delays.

Cllr Peter Lamb, said:

“Like many residents, I depend upon the rail network to get to work. I know the frustration of being asked to pay out more and more every year for a service that just keeps getting worse. It’s time we had MPs who were willing to end the Rail Rip-Off and give the public back control over the nation’s railways.“

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